Ceylon Waste Management is the pioneer in electronic waste recycling, specialising in the business of providing electronic waste recycling and waste handling and under the terms and conditions entered into the organisation wishes to receive and process electronic waste from the Galadari Hotel, which will be used for recycling purposes. This places the hotel as the only five-star property in Sri Lanka to be classified as an electronic waste recycling entity.
“We have always been extremely interested in eco-friendly solutions and this move will further endorse our efforts that we are beginning our journey in this direction. Our employees will now be given the opportunity to be a part of the ‘electronic waste’ recycling programme where they will be able to bring their own such waste from home as well which will be collected at certain points of the Hotel. I believe this will enable our employees to be personally involved in our eco-friendly initiatives and also this will enable the hotel too to find a good solution towards discarding ‘electronic waste’ in a more nature friendly manner,” said Sampath Siriwardena, General Manager of Galadari Hotel.
Electronic waste includes electronic items such as video display devices (including computer monitors, DVD players, VCRs, computers – both desktop and laptop, computer and electronic peripherals (including but not limited to keyboards, computer mice, printers, or any similar device external to a computer that provides input or output into or from a computer, fax machines, scanners, external disc drives/burners, computer speakers, gaming controls, zip and flash drives and other electronic equipment containing a circuit board or power cord, etc.
Galadari Chief Engineer and Programme Leader Saliya Hapugalle said: “Now we are one step closer towards protecting Mother Nature. Electronic waste is not biodegradable and therefore cannot be absorbed into the soil, as a Hotel we discard quite a considerable amount of such waste which now can be recycled.”